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The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD possesses a world-renown collection of over 900 illuminated manuscripts from around the world that spans over 1,000 years.

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The term Manuscript refers to a handwritten book in its entirety, including the binding and all of the pages in between.

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The term Folio refers to those individual pages. Each full manuscript and all illuminated (illustrated) folios are tagged with a series of search terms including Culture, Time Period, and Subject. There is also a text box into which custom search terms can be entered.

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Book of Hours

W.534

Illustrated Books of Hours in Greek are extremely rare. This example is also of interest because its miniatures show interaction between the Late Byza...

Eastern Mediterranean

Mid-15th century CE

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The digital Walters Blog The Clothilde Missal Posted: 2017-03-16 Creator: Lynley Herbert, Robert and Nancy Hall Assistant Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts

In 2016, the Walters Art Museum purchased a unique and fascinating Edwardian era manuscript from 1906, known today as the Clothilde Missal (W.934) after its creator Clothilde Coulaux. This exciting acquisition greatly enriches the Walters manuscript collection, which includes only a small handful of manuscripts made by women. Clothilde was a young French woman living … Continue reading "The Clothilde Missal"

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The digital Walters Blog The Clothilde Missal Posted: 2017-03-16 Creator: Lynley Herbert, Robert and Nancy Hall Assistant Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts

In 2016, the Walters Art Museum purchased a unique and fascinating Edwardian era manuscript from 1906, known today as the Clothilde Missal (W.934) after its creator Clothilde Coulaux. This exciting acquisition greatly enriches the Walters manuscript collection, which includes only a small handful of manuscripts made by women. Clothilde was a young French woman living … Continue reading "The Clothilde Missal"

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